Parents & Family Weekend


Registration is now closed. Please make the Welcome Center in Commons your first stop when you arrive to check-in and inquire about meal tickets. We look forward to seeing you!

The annual fall campus celebration features the largest a cappella concert of the year, Bates vs. Trinity football, student presentations and faculty lectures, arts showcases, an all-campus barbecue, and the ever-popular Harvest Dinner.

More than 2,000 alumni, parents, and friends returned to¬†campus for Back to Bates: Homecoming &¬†Family Weekend in 2016. Please enjoy these Back to Bates 2016 images by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College, Josh Kuckens/Bates College, and Max Huang ’18.

Bates’ six a cappella groups performed for a packed house on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016.




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